One company takes over another by purchasing its assets or shares. Acquisitions can be friendly or hostile.
ADRs are a convenient way for domestic investors to own shares in foreign companies. Denominated in US dollars, ADRs allow American investors to invest in a foreign company. However, ADRs are also traded in London.
An annual meeting called by the directors of a company that allow shareholders to stay informed and involved with company decisions and workings.
The total number of shares a company is authorised to issue with regard to its memorandum and articles of association.
The transaction was effected at a price based on a volume weighted average price over a given period.